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Very Good 4/5 12 reviews

Thrumster House, set in 20 acres of woodland

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Garden Apartment, Thrumster House is set in 20 acres of woodland and gardens, featuring an Iron Aged Broch which has recently been excavated and a summerhouse with a pond. Thrumster is situated 5 miles south of Wick in Caithness and 30 mins from the Castle of Mey, the Queen Mother's home during the summer.

Included in your let is fly fishing on any of our 5 wild brown trout lochs and with a booking in advance we can provide a rod and a boat on most of these for £10 per day .

Caithness has a wealth of wildlife , ideal for bird watching. Along the coast there are lots of castles, some inhabited and some ruinous. Stunning coastal walks along the cliffs and Reiss beach is a must with two miles of sand and castles at either end.

The apartment has 3 bedrooms , two single, and a double , bath/shower and a log burner in the living room, during your stay you will be provided with plenty of chopped wood and coal.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach 8 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Wick 8 km, 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Scottish Highlands region

Caithness is the most north east county on the British mainland ,with a flat landscape it is famed for it's big skies and rolling flow country, one of the last wild lands of Scotland , all along the coast there are stunning cliffs and castles dotted all along. In Caithness we have a wealth of unexcavated archeology that rivals that of Orkney, but if you want to see Orkney it can be reached by boat from John O'Groats or Gills bay which is 30 mins drive from Wick.

The Castle of Mey ,was the Queen Mother's home for a few weeks in the summer and is half an hour drive from us .


Wick is a small harbour town that was built on the herring fishing until the 1920s. It is home to The Old Pultney whisky distillery who provide guided tours and small dram at the end.

The Caithness Seacoast tours are run from the Marina in Wick and is a great way to see the coast line which has lots of sea caves, stacks , birdlife, harbours, lighthouses and castles.

The Wick Heritage centre is well worth a visit and and houses the well known Johnston photographic collection.

There is horse riding, surfing and all sorts of activities available. Each let will be provided with up to date information on events, activities and places to visit.

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10 Aug 2014


"Great place to explore Caithness"

Stayed here for a week in August and found it a lovely apartment. We'll placed for travelling round the area, Wick is only 5mins up the road. Apartment was well presented and quite spacious for j… More

7 Aug 2014


"Un manoir avec de bons hôtes... Malheureusement mal desservi"

Si vous pensez que le Caithness est une belle région à explorer vous vous trompez. A part quelques sites archéologique, la région est déserte et sinistrée. The Garden Apartment, pourrait être u… More

12 Jun 2014


"Fantastic - the perfect family hideaway for old and young."

I stayed at the Garden Apartment with my parents and my 2 young children - so we ranged from 2 - 70! The accomodation is comfortable, clean and full of character. The house is full of history.The wood… More

23 May 2014


"Lovely stay"

Just back home from a lovely stay at The Garden Apartment, rooms vary spacious and very clean love the old cottage look too :) and everything else in the apartment spot on. Will definitely be coming b… More

14 May 2014


"A great wee base to use to explore Caithness"

Just back from Thrumster, where we were made very welcome. The apartment was very clean and tidy with appropriate amenities. Unfortunately the shower broke while we were staying - I'm sure it wil… More

24 Oct 2013


"Excellent Caithness Get Away"

We spent a very relaxing several days in mid-September, 2013 at Thrumster House, Thrumster, Caithness, a few miles south of Wick, on the eastern coast of Scotland. Our hostesses, Isla and Catherine M… More

13 Sep 2013


"Relaxing and characterful"

A very relaxing place to stay in lovely surroundings. The apartment is spacious and comfortable and the sitting room is particularly pleasing - whatever the weather. We had a very friendly welcome f… More

8 Sep 2013


"Relaxing, comfortable and homely stay on peaceful rural estate"

Enjoyed a relaxing, comfortable and homely stay in this beautiful setting. Very peaceful. Accomodation clean and practical, with decent size bedrooms with comfortable beds. Large sitting room with ope… More

7 Sep 2013


"Old but nice apartment (cottage)"

Just stayed at the Garden apartment for 2 nights, its more a cottage than 'apartment', but its a lovely property, old, but really nice character, with all facilities a family of 4 would need… More

5 Aug 2013


"In need of modernisation and then would be a great place to stay."

This place was in a great location. in the grounds of a former grand estate house. The apartment was attached to the side of the house and accessed from the side. The kitchen was basic and needs replacement really. There were always hundreds of flies near the door probably as the bins are so near the kitchen window. It was all very dated and dark and previous tenants towels were still in situ in one room.
Expensive for the quality and standard on offer but accommodation hard to find in summer months.

I am very sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the Apartment , but this is not the usual experience from the majority of our guests. I was very shocked by such a bad review as I had spoken to you on two occasions and asked if everything was alright and I was assured everything was fine , maybe I could have had a chance to rectify any problems you were experiencing at that moment and not after the event.

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